Tree of Life Buying Guide
The Tree of Life is a symbol of Judaism but one that is much lesser known. Known as the Etz Haim in Hebrew, the Tree of Life is first mentioned in Parshat Bereshit (Genesis) as a tree growing in the Garden of Eden near the Tree of Knowledge. These are the only two trees specifically mentioned that were growing in the Garden of Eden and as the story goes, Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat from the Tree of Knowledge but did so anyways resulting in their expulsion from the Garden of Eden and it brought forward the concept of Yetzer Tov (good inclination) and Yetzer Harah (evil inclination). The Tree of Life remains in the Garden of Eden but it is said that those who are written in the Book of Life every Jewish new year are allowed to eat from the Tree of Life.
In addition to what was written in the Torah, the Tree of Life is also part of the basis for Kabbalah. A mystical symbol made up of lines and circles, it is also called the Tree of Life and represents the ten attributes used when creating the world. This Kabbalistic Tree of Life also helps those studying Kabbalah understand G-d in an more in depth way through the spiritual and physical. Understanding this Tree of Life is incredibly complicated but over all the Tree of Life represent a person who takes in and participates in the Jewish lifestyle, as well as a symbol of our everlasting Jewish nation.
Tree of Life Home Decor
Tree of Life home decor is a show of Jewish faith in your home through magnificent pieces of art to either hang on your wall or place gracefully on a table top. Not only does this include masterpieces of art like paper cutouts and free standing metal sculptures but it also includes mezuzahs and tzedakah boxes inspired by the mystical Tree of Life. No matter what kind of look you are going for, there is something for every home that includes the Tree of Life.
Tree of Life Jewelry
Each pieces of Tree of Life jewelry is different and its amazing to see how Israeli artists portray the Tree of Life in so many beautiful ways. Necklaces, pendants and charms for a snake chain bracelet with the Tree of Life are relatively simple but elegant at the same time. Choose from minimalistic to intricate designs with crystals and precious stones and even some that incorporate other Jewish symbols into the tree for something really unique. Don't be afraid to show your Jewish roots by adorning one of these pieces of Tree of Life jewelry.
Tree of Life Tallit
A Tree of Life tallit is a wonderful gift to give and receive. Not only do we say the phrase of "It is a tree of life for those who hold it, and all who support it are happy" over Shabbat services, but the Tree of Life is also a symbol of faith, just as a tallit is. Available in silk and embroidered options, these tallitot are perfect for both men and women who feel empowered when wearing a tallit while praying.
Tree of Life Clothing
Tree of Life clothing includes top quality t-shirts and cozy sweatshirts, either with an actual tree or with the Kabbalah symbol and are available in a variety of colors. Casual enough for everyday wear, these shirts represent our Jewish pride and faith which makes it great for the next Jewish event you go to. Those who appreciate Judaism and its background will love a Tree of Life t-shirt or sweatshirt!
Tree of Life Judaica
Judiaca is often inspired by themes found within Judaism over time which is how we end up with Tree of Life kippahs, menorahs and yads (Torah pointer). Modern and traditional styles its incredible to see how the Tree of Life comes across the multiple pieces of Judaica. Multiple pieces of Judaica are made by the famous Yair Emanuel so you know all these Tree of Life inspired products are made with care and a quality that cannot be matched and will be enjoyed over the years.